NFF’s target for Keshi primitive, says Laloko

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari

Former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Association, Kashimowo Laloko, on Wednesday said the target set for Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, to deliver the Africa Cup of Nations trophy was primitive.

Laloko, who made the assertion at the maiden Ogun State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria Forum in Abeokuta, said such target would prevent the coach from performing optimally.

First vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mike Umeh, had told Keshi that based on the support he (Keshi) enjoyed from the association, “it is either the trophy or nothing.”

Laloko, the Director of Pepsi Football Academy, Lagos, said there was always room for measuring the performance of any coach, with or without silverwares.

“It is primitive to set targets; let the coach do his job because there is always a way of measuring his performance,” the former coach of The Gambia said.

“I disagree with setting targets; I do not subscribe to it and I do not think it is the right thing to do.”

On the non-inclusion of West Brom’s Osaze Odemwingie in the Super Eagles for the tournament, Laloko described it as a mismanagement of players.

He also said that African football required formal education and formal training for an understanding of players, saying that what happened between Odemwingie and Keshi was a personality clash.

 

 


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